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October 25, 2019

Bethany, OK – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) volleyball took to the court for the second time in thirteen days on Friday evening as they traveled to Bethany, OK to take on the Southwestern Christian University (SCU) Eagles. The well-rested Lady Lions (18-6, 11-3) defeated the Eagles (11-11, 6-8) in three sets 25-13, 25-15, 25-13 to sweep the match. The win was the 10 th straight for the Lady Lions.

Top Performers:

  • Emma Tompkins (FR/Waller, TX) had the heavy hand for SAGU on the evening with 11 kills and a .318 (11-4-22) hitting percentage.
  • For the match SAGU hit .286 (42-24-98).
  • SAGU has now moved into the Top 20 in NAIA Volleyball for Hitting Percentage with a .227 mark.
  • Nikki Almaguer (JR/Waxahachie, TX) had 17 digs for the Lady Lions.
  • Almaguer is ranked 2 nd in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) for total digs.

Lion Review

  • SAGU doubled up the Eagle score at 14-7 in the first set and went on to defeat the Eagles 25-13. This team does not look like the Lady Lion team that struggled at the beginning of matches early in the year.
  • Set Two saw more of the same as the Lady Lions jumped to a 12-4 lead and coasted the remainder of the set 13-11 to win 25-15.
  • SCU fought back in Set Three taking their first and only lead of the evening at 1-0. SAGU made the score 5-1 and it appeared that the sweep would be easy for the visiting Lady Lions.
  • However, SCU worked and made the score 7-8. SAGU built the lead back to 15-10 but, once again, SCU refused to let the Lady Lions get away. SCU made the score 15-16 and tied SAGU at 20-20 before two kills and a service ace for SAGU left the score at 23-20.  Fittingly, SCU came back to make the score 22-23 before the Lady Lions put the set and match away at 25-23 on one final kill by Tompkins.

Moore’s Musings

“We beat a short-handed SCU team this evening. Their top hitter was out with an ankle sprain. We played well in sets one and two. In set three we did not maintain that level of play. Tomorrow is a big match for SAGU and we need to play well.”

Next Step

SAGU Volleyball continues their weekend road trip by traveling into Oklahoma City on Saturday. SAGU will take on the Sooner Athletic Conference leading Oklahoma City University (OCU) at 1:00 pm. OCU is the last team to beat the Lady Lions as they handed SAGU a 3-1 defeat on the 20 th of September in Waxahachie, TX.

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